Things To Do at Sunshine Village Nestled in the majestic Canadian Rockies in the heart of Canada’s oldest and most famous national park, Sunshine Village Ski Resort features a breathtaking car-free environment with picture perfect views. Three sprawling mountains offer over 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, with the resort’s unique location offering an abundance of champagne powder runs on Canada’s Best Snow. In summer/fall, the resort offers world class hiking into Sunshine Meadows, named the #1 day hike in Canada by Lonely Planet. Sunshine Village is located just 15 minutes from the picturesque town of Banff in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer Known as one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies, Sunshine Meadows offers visitors unparalleled views from July 1 until early autumn (weather permitting). The Sunshine Village 8-person gondola and the Standish high speed quad lift are open for sightseeing each weekend (Friday – Sunday) and on all long weekends from Canada Day, July 1 until September 5, 2016. Ride the Standish quad chairlift to over 2,400 m (7,875 ft) the highest sightseeing elevation in the Banff and Lake Louise area-- and experience 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains that surround you. From there, catch even more breathtaking scenery from the Standish viewpoint platform or connect to the Sunshine Meadows hiking trails and visit the three high-alpine lakes; Larynx, Grizzly and Rock Isle. As spring turns into summer the meadows are in full bloom and ablaze with colourful wildflowers, setting off jaw-dropping views of surrounding peaks, including Mt. Assiniboine, “the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies.” As summer progresses to autumn, the trees change from vibrant yellow to deep red, offering another natural wonder. In all, you can find of some of the country’s most stunning natural terrain during your sightseeing adventure. Visitors can also enjoy shopping venues in both the village and resort base featuring all your outdoor essentials. In addition, Sunshine Village offers summertime dining options featuring culinary indulgences delights from picnic lunches to go or hearty barbecues in the heart of the village at Mad Trapper's Grill & BBQ. Winter Dining From quaint coffee shops and bustling après ski fireplaces, to upscale dining venues drenched in authentic mountain lodge charm, the resort features a wide range of culinary options from morning to night. Indulge in a tapas-style sampling of delectable treats while indulging in an aperitif in front of a bustling fireplace in the Chimney Corner Fireside Dining or experience upscale dining in an authentic, mountain setting at the Eagle’s Nest, which features include exclusive wine pairing menus crafted with gourmet Canadian fare. The resort’s intimate Java Lift Café provides a speciality coffee and crepe indulgence throughout the day, while the historic Mad Trapper’s Grill & BBQ offers up a historic and authentic old-lodge experience. In the spring months, as the temperatures climb and the days become longer, the resort features Canada’s only Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Charcuterie Snow Bar, where guests can indulge in an outdoor patio beside the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Shopping Shop in style at the resort’s new and intimate retail concept located in the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. With exclusive product lines including Dale of Norway, Bogner Fire + Ice, and Skea, skiers can hit the slopes in sophisticated ski couture. Or, browse through the latest ski fashions and accessories with retail concepts throughout the resort including a new venue in the second level of Creekside Lodge. Featured brands include Burton, North Face, Salomon, Oakley, Smith and Scott, as well as Sunshine’s own gear, ensuring the entire family is outfitted with the latest styles for their ski vacation. On-mountain accommodation Boasting Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out accommodation, guests of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge can experience slopeside elegance in the heart of Banff National Park. Guests of the eco-luxurious Sunshine Mountain Lodge can take part in après ski activities which include a soak in the inviting, outdoor hot tub, tobogganing, bonfires and more. Activities New to Sunshine? Or interested in familiarizing yourself with the resort’s abundant terrain? Take a tour with a Sunshine SnowHost, who offers up insider’s tips to make the most of your time on the slopes. New this season, the resort unveiled the latest Canadian Signature Experience with its Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tour. Trek through untouched powder into Sunshine Meadows, where breathtaking sightlines free of civilization await. The resort also features gondola-only passes for visitors who may not want to ski, but would like to experience rugged Rocky Mountain vistas and breathtaking panoramic views. Events No matter the season, Sunshine Village has epic events happening all over the mountain. Whether it's our Spring Concert Series, one of the many rail jams, or the famous Slush Cup, there is something happening for ski and snowboard enthusiasts of any age. In the spring of 2016 Sunshine Village, in collaboration with Powder magazine, hosted the inaugural Pond Skimming World Championships. The Town of Banff Just 15 minutes’ drive from Sunshine on the Trans Canada Highway lies the picturesque mountain town of Banff. With dozens of world class dining and shopping venues at your fingertips, in addition to historic castle stays at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the town offers visitors friendly Canadian hospitality in the heart of Banff National Park.